Blake Shelton is apparently People Mag’s 2017 Sexiest Man Alive

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Personally, I don’t give a crap about Blake Shelton. I don’t watch The Voice, nor do I listen to country music. I’m not buying what Blake is selling, especially when he’s selling Trump-sympathizing deplorable-ness. What Blake is selling is some kind of “aw shucks, I’m just a pleasant country boy who loves to drink and hang out with my dogs, look at my dimples!” It’s not for me, but I’m not his target audience. His target audience is “moms who watch The Voice” and “country music fans who think Miranda Lambert did him wrong.” As it turns out, those people subscribe to People Magazine! And so Blake Shelton is apparently People’s 2017 Sexiest Man Alive.

Blake Shelton is People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2017, Gossip Cop has exclusively learned. It’s expected the singer and coach on “The Voice” will grace the cover of the magazine’s annual issue when it hits newsstands on Wednesday. The official announcement, however, will be made one day before.

It’s been a banner year for Shelton, whose new album, Texoma Shore, was released on November 3. In the past two weeks alone, Shelton has been everywhere promoting his new record, including on the “Today” show, “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” and “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” And, of course, he’s also currently appearing on season 13 of “The Voice.” He remains the NBC competition’s winningest coach and will be back for season 14 next year. And in addition to his own new music, Shelton is also featured on girlfriend Gwen Stefani’s holiday song, “You Make It Feel Like Christmas.”

Shelton also recently opened Ole Red Tishomingo, a 5,000-square foot restaurant and music venue, which the performer said he opened simply to “try to help out” the community by attracting people from outside, as well as other parts of, Oklahoma. Not only can people have a burger and a beer, but they also can possibly hear Shelton or other artists performing. “The only thing that’s really in it for me is to have a place to anytime I feel like it I can come in here and pull up a stool and play some country music,” said Shelton. Another new venture is the clothing line, BS By Blake Shelton, which launched as a partnership with Macy’s this month.

[From Gossip Cop]

Gossip Cop has a history of pre-announcing the SMA winner, and I believe they have some kind of official source at People leaking this stuff to them. I don’t understand why People Mag steps on their own exclusive, or gives their exclusive away to Gossip Cop, but there you go. This has been happening for years and Blake is THE ONE. As for Blake… generally, once the “winner” is announced, I’m always like “yeah, I should have thought of that, he’s the obvious choice.” It’s never going to be truly sexy men like Idris Elba or Juan Martin del Potro. All we can hope for is that People doesn’t repeat one of the least popular choices, like Adam Levine. Remember that? Levine got it a few years back. Which just proves that People Mag is in bed with The Voice.

BS by Blake Shelton launch at Macy's Herald Square

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  1. Nicole says:

    Welp that’s the one 2017 deserves

  2. Milla says:

    Hahahahahaha this is a joke, right?

  3. Kaye says:

    I’m just thankful it’s not Justin Timberlake.

  4. SM says:

    Ugh. Blake as some kind of standard for men in the era of Trump. No. I am not having this. This is such a waisted opportunity to actually make a statement. Like announce men who have brain and an oppinion and support women as e sexy bevmcause this is what actualy makes a man sexy to me

  5. kimbers says:

    if a drunk with a fake smile is sexy. . . then I guess.

  6. Alissa says:

    instant reaction was a very loud ew.

  7. Annetommy says:

    It’s been a while since a sexy man has actually got this “accolade”. I’m with you on DelPo Kaiser.

  8. Purplehazeforever says:

    Way to generalize about viewers of the Voice, not a mom nor do listen to country music…he’s comes off less offensive than Adam Levine or Christine Aguilera when she’s on. And less annoying than Miley. Sexy he’s not though & I found him to be annoying most of the time. He knows what he’s doing music wise and coaches the contestants very well. I prefer him most days to Adam or Miley.

  9. Aiobhan Targaryen says:

    Hmmm. Nope.

    My new sexist man of the year is Chadwick Boseman. He has questionable judgement in choosing projects ( I am talking about him playing Thurgood Marshall) but he is talented and thoughtful.

    My runner up is Park Chan-wook. Not because he is physically attractive but more that I love his films, he gives great interviews, and he loves cats.

  10. RBC says:

    So exactly how does People Magazine decide this? Is it done by the public voting for their favourite or does the celebrity’s publicist or people close to them pay the magazine for this honour ?

    • QueenB says:

      Its negotiated with the publicists, giving People Mag some access to their personal lives. If it was a vote we would have always had One Direction members or Justin Bieber.

    • monette says:

      U can read about it on Lainey’s page : he must be white ( only black man to be.named was Denzel), American ( the only British to ever get it was David Beckham), from am industry that can be exported all over the world ( movie stars where the favorite, but now that they are dead they go with actors or with music eg. Adam Levine or sports like soccer eg. David Beckham), must cater to the Minnie Van Majority ( aka. white American suburban stay at home mothers) , must have something to promote this time of year and most importantly must be game to accept the award and do an interview about it and cover the magazine.
      Many actors have refused the “honor” like Ryan Gosling, because it has become a joke of an award.
      So this is why it has come to this. And by this I mean IT: Blake Shelton. Bleach!

  11. YeahRight says:

    Trump’s Americkkka y’all!

  12. Beth says:

    Whoa! Is that for real? He’s kind of handsome, but not sexy at all. Nothing eyecatching attractive about him. Where is Loki?

  13. third ginger says:

    This is the perfect headline….for THE ONION.

  14. third ginger says:

    Also, don’t some celebrities turn this down? So how do we know a truly appealing man did not do that.

  15. lightpurple says:

    We are truly living in Opposite World.

  16. Emily says:

    People’s “Sexiest Man Alive” never fails to underwhelm.

  17. Millenial says:

    I spent a while trying to decide what animal he reminds me of, and I think I’m going to go with a sloth. It’s the eyes.

  18. Tana says:

    Wow this is so funny! Lainey will be really disappointed.

  19. Flora says:

    What a joke! I only know him because of the Gwen Stefani showmance. 2017 doesn’t cease to amaze me. Thank God the year is nearly over.

  20. Adrien says:

    Eh! I don’t listen to his music but Blake is known for visiting and supporting his fans that are ill.

  21. loislane says:

    Does this thing still exist???
    Its prestige has died an agonising death.
    They should revive SMA by doing something new, like searching for real life, ordinary sexy people. Each year choose a few countries and look for a sexy man/woman in there.
    Now for that I would pay attention.

  22. MeowuiRose says:

    Haven’t we already established that title goes to the highest bidder via their publicist?

    It’s a no for me :p

  23. Slowsnow says:

    Ok. Maybe I didn’t understand the definition of “sexy” when I learned English.

  24. Jamie42 says:

    When was the last SMA who was actually sexy? I can’t remember.

  25. happyoften says:

    This man is like a male Taylor Swift. Evenly featured, I suppose, but zero sex appeal. Like, none. He is blank. Wonder bread has more raw sexual energy and force of personality.

  26. wood dragon says:

    Him? No.
    Now back in the day Merle Haggard would have been a good choice. He was a good looking young man.

  27. Cs says:

    Del Potro, sexy?! I was watching him on the tennis circuit when he was a gangly 19 yo; him and sexy Does Not Compute for me. Great tennis player though. Here’s praying 2018 is the year he finally stays healthy.

    Lainey was predicting Marky Mark (Mark Wahlberg), so honestly I saw Blake Shelton and felt kind of… relieved? Not that it was a very high bar to clear…

  28. Really? Blake Shelton was the best they could find?

  29. Chef Grace says:

    He is about as sexy as a dead fish. He gives off creepy vibes. I can see him being a card carrying member of the good old boys club of the ass slappers.

  30. Redgrl says:

    Yawn. Ethan Hawke, Daniel Craig or Gael Garcia Bernal.

  31. it is cool says:

    I call it now – next year People will choose Joe TS toyboy. She put him in Prada Commercial, she can put him as the sexiest. And it is great choice for Trump America 2017 – white Aryan guy, who looks like Hitler wet dream. But seriously Blake? WTF? What next, Nobel Prize for Donald Junior?

  32. Medusa says:

    As long as Jason Momoa is still alive all other choices for sexiest man alive are malarkey. MALARKEY I TELL YOU (I really need something new to be angry about besides politics, so there you go)!

  33. Skins says:

    If this is the best People can come up with, they should probably just stop doing it

  34. Surely Wolfbeak says:

    With every passing moment it becomes more and more evident that Troy went to get the pizza, and that this is, in fact, the darkest timeline.

  35. Svea says:

    Love him. Am glad. If you watched him more closely on the Voice you’d see what a compassionate man he is. And extremely supportive of the contestants even long after a season ends. He is a good guy, not sexist and certainly not racsist. Funny how all the liberals here love to stereotype.
    The fact that he wasn’t at the CMAs last week and wasn’t nominated means something though. Today’s country may be distancing itself from him. He needs to watch that. They can be nasty.

    • Jayna says:

      I haven’t watched The Voice in years. But The Voice is what made Blake popular with people outside of the country music fans and blew him up into a very famous star. He was the breakout star on that show because of his quick wit, and fans of the show discovered him, who had never even heard of him before. I agree. He has seemed to be very supportive of contestants. He had that one open for him on tours. I think he is very giving as far as children’s charities (600,000 to an Oklahoma children’s hospital), supporter of Jude’s Hospital, and disaster relief concerts.

      BUT I don’t consider him sexy. He doesn’t consider himself sexy, making fun of his body.
      This isn’t some big year for him with awards or anything, at least in country music. No entertainer of the year or best album or anything. But his face did photograph beautifully in black and white on his last album cover. That’s as far as sexy went for him.

      My only guess is People Mag thought he would pull in sales. I have no clue why he was selected this year. I thought they usually chose someone who was having a big year. Maybe I’m wrong on that. I haven’t paid much attention to People Mag’s SMA for years, except when it’s posted about on here.

    • Arwen says:

      “Funny how all the liberals here love to stereotype” says the one who is stereotyping people who don’t find Shelton sexy as liberals….

    • Kitten says:

      Was it his compassion that made him brag about killing a turtle or nah?

  36. Betsy says:

    A drunken, cheating Trump supporter? Gross.

  37. Ozogirl says:

    I find him to be funny and charming, but sexy? No way.

  38. dttimes2 says:

    two words Norman Reedus ….all day long is sexier than this guy just by flipping his hair lol

  39. Harryg says:

    No he’s not! Not sexy at all.

  40. Donna says:

    What do you expect from a magazine that dubbed Jennifer Aniston “The Most Beautiful Woman in the World” a couple of years ago?

  41. Jordan says:

    We’re all someone’s cup of coffee. Just mine he is not.

  42. KBB says:

    Lol I’m such a fool, I thought they might try and make a progressive choice given all that’s been going on in the world. Big swing and a miss from People here!

  43. Neelyo says:

    Someone’s publicist is getting a big muffin basket today.

    Man, his eyes are so beady.

  44. HK9 says:

    Pickinns must have been slim….

  45. KiddVicious says:

    Isn’t the sexiest person chosen by whose publicist pays People mag the most money?

    I don’t watch the Voice nor listen to country music either, but I did see an interview with him on something like 60minutes and he was very charming. I was surprised. I didn’t like the aww-shucks attitude he was trying to pass, but you could tell he at least had a sense of humor about it all.

    He’s still not the sexiest man, though. There are many, many others I would put in front of him.

  46. Monica says:

    Lol this is why I read Porter nowadays and not even Vogue.

  47. Amelie says:

    I don’t know why I thought it was The Rock this year? I saw a cover on and saw a cover with him on it. I guess he got it a few years back.

  48. Penelope says:

    People mag has been a joke for years. Nothing but a bought-and-paid-for PR rag.

  49. Kathleen says:

    It must be because I’m from the Northeast and not remotely into country but I do not “get” him at all.

  50. My idea of sexy is WAY different than most of yours. I feel… weird.

    But then since it’s not Blake Shelton, I feel slightly less weird.

  51. Lori says:

    “Look at my dimpes” made me laugh 😂

    He is a very poor choice.

    My Sexiest Man Alive of 2017 is Sterling K Brown, I dont care what People say.

  52. Mismom says:

    This is the cherry on the sh** sundae that has been the year 2017.

    Not sexy AT ALL.

  53. Joannie says:

    Aidan Turner from Poldark. OMG! Love him.

  54. Ladiabla says:

    Matthias Schoenaerts. That dude is a total sexasaurus 😜

  55. Okie says:

    Blake is awesome, funny and sweet. He’s madly in love with Gwen and not an unfaithful POS like Gavin Rossdale. Go Blake!

  56. Okie says:

    So you people have a problem with him because… he’s white?

    Ok then.

  57. Morgana says:

    Jon Snow is the sexiest man alive.

  58. Morgana says:

    On a second thought, maybe Jason Mamoa.

  59. Rozebud14 says:

    I wasn’t surveyed for this poll. The criteria to participate must have been 15 year old girls who don’t know any better than to pine over drunk assholes.

  60. Rozebud14 says:

    I wasn’t surveyed for this poll. The criteria to participate must have been 15 year old girls who don’t know any better than to pine over drunk rich assholes. I get that though. Given an exact percentage of that combination and some personal wisdom, I could make that work. Then again, I’m a single 38 year old woman with a three-legged cat-child, who just barely choked down a piece of Nutri-cardboard doused in siracha sauce at 3am, while I narcissistically comment on something about Blake Shelton. So, you know…just my opinion.

  61. DAWN says:

    Looooooooooooooooooooooooool. Ok, I’m done.

  62. Saskia says:

    Jason Momoa or Keanu Reeves.

  63. seraph7 says:

    Yeah, he just leaves me cold. I can’t see it at all, but I suppose this ridiculous award is a promo thing, isn’t it?

    I mean ‘The Sexiest Man Alive’ is such a subjective thing, they would never get it right.

  64. Bee says:

    This is what happens when the first 1289 guys on People Magazine’s list say no.